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Is the DSM-V Leading to the Nondiagnosis of Vulvodynia?

Vieira-Baptista, Pedro MD; Lima-Silva, Joana MD

Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease: October 2016 - Volume 20 - Issue 4 - p 354–355
doi: 10.1097/LGT.0000000000000250

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Editiongenito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder” may lead to nondiagnosis of vulvodynia.

Serviço de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto, Portugal

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The authors have declared they have no conflicts of interest. The authors have no financial or personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work.

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